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Are fibroids palpable if you are not full bladder?

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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
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In brief: Can be

Feeling a fibroid depends on its size and location and not whether or not your bladder is full.
To be felt the fibroid has to be big enough and be located in the front part of the uterus. Because the bladder is located in front of the uterus, these fibroids will often compress the bladder to cause increase urinary frequency and nocturia (waking up at night to urinate).

In brief: Can be

Feeling a fibroid depends on its size and location and not whether or not your bladder is full.
To be felt the fibroid has to be big enough and be located in the front part of the uterus. Because the bladder is located in front of the uterus, these fibroids will often compress the bladder to cause increase urinary frequency and nocturia (waking up at night to urinate).
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Depends

On the size of the fibroids.

In brief: Depends

On the size of the fibroids.
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